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Pioneering: A passion for inventing
Amazon's evolution from online bookstore to device manufacturer, publishing service, global marketplace, fulfilment network and cloud computing provider is driven by our passion for pioneering and inventing on customers' behalf. The world's best inventors come to Amazon to build new technologies and services that improve the lives of customers: consumers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Read more
Innovation
We're a company of builders. Of pioneers. It's our job to make bold bets, and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Here are just some of the innovations pioneered by Amazon, and we're always looking for the next one.

Amazon Partners with UK Government to explore safe use of drones for delivery

We are pleased to announce a new programme with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality for our customers.

Technology at work

Over the past 20 years, Amazon has developed from a small seller working from a garage in Seattle, to a global company with 300 million worldwide active customer accounts. In Europe alone, we have a thriving network of 40 fulfilment centers in seven countries. In 2015, we shipped over one billion units to our many customers across Europe.

Small British businesses use Alexa to innovate

Laundrapp, a dry cleaning business in London, uses Alexa to innovate in a 150-year-old industry.

Our new head office cements our long-term commitment to the UK

Our new head office is part of Amazon’s long-term commitment to the UK, having invested £6.4 billion here since 2010.

Meet Claire: one of three women selected for the Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary

Claire Doherty is one of three women in the UK to be selected for our Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary, which provides funding for up to four years of university as well as access to an Amazon mentor, to encourage women to pursue a STEM career.

Global innovation at the heart of Europe

Europe is an important component of Amazon’s innovation story and global success. That’s why we continue to invest heavily in research and development, with teams in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Austria and Ireland working on cutting-edge technology to help innovate on behalf of customers.

Amazon Business

Amazon Business is a marketplace of more than one hundred million B2B products on Amazon.co.uk, combined with a set of unique features designed to serve the procurement needs of businesses of every size. Purchasing online for businesses has never been easier – it’s everything customers know and love about Amazon, but for business.

Machine Learning: Using Algorithms to Sort Fruit

At Amazon, we’ve been engaged in the practical application of machine learning for many years now. Some of this work is highly visible, but much of what we do with machine learning happens beneath the surface – quietly but meaningfully improving our core operations.

How INEOS TEAM UK is targeting America’s Cup success with AWS

The elite America’s Cup sailing team is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) high performance computing to build and test the UK’s most advanced sailing boat.

A future in voice: introducing the Alexa Incubator Programme

Thanks to the new programme, businesses creating unique experiences with Alexa or advancing voice technology will be able to access the resources they need to grow.

Three global companies join The Climate Pledge co-founded by Amazon

The Climate Pledge, co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism, is a commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2040.
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